Jo calls it as it is... and has fun with it
COMEDIAN Jo Caulfield will be coming to the Southport Comedy Festival this week with her show Older, Wiser, Smarter, Meaner.
She is headlining this Sunday, October 8, alongside Jason Manford and Robin Ince, and will be performing at the Little Theatre on Hoghton Street in Southport.
The event this year has been extended to 18 days making it Southport’s biggest comedy festival to date.
Jo, 52, said: “I came to the comedy festival in Southport two years ago and I’ve performed at their Comedy Club too. It is such a nice place to visit so I can’t wait to stop over and then go for a walk along the front in the morning.”
She has just performed Older, Wiser, Smarter, Meaner at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and said it went down really well with the crowd.
She said: “The show has been really good so far. I have got a lot of my ideas from my friends.
‘‘A few of them have been getting divorced and then going back on the dating scene.
“So they’re experiencing a fun new cycle and I’m enjoying that through them.
“A lot of my content is about life and relationships, and when I see the audience nudging each other about them going through the same situation, I know my show is going well.”
Although Jo makes the shows alike, no two are the same.
She said: “I like to interact with the crowd. I like to play with the audience so if they’re up for fun then it makes it good.”
Jo has featured on Michael McIntyre and John Bishop’s TV shows and has even performed in New York and Las Angeles.
She said: “The main difference between performing here and in the US is that the people in England are not as drunk as the ones in New York.
“When we first went there we entered the club and the people on the door told us it was a two-drink minimum.
“We were confused at first but it meant that we had to buy at least two drinks whilst we were there.
“I guess it just stops people sitting there with water.”
And speaking of having a drink, Jo said: “I hope people come along and have a good time, and maybe buy me a drink afterward.”
For more details and to buy tickets for the Comedy Festival go to www. southportcomedy festival.com/diary
Jo Caulfield says she can’t wait to stop over in Southport and go for a walk along the front